SAN JOSE, CA - OCTOBER 03: Jason Garrison #5 of the Vancouver Canucks and Alexander Edler #23 of the Vancouver Canucks celebrate after Garrison scored a goal in the first period of their game against the San Jose Sharks at SAP Center on October 3, 2013 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Not only is it a great idea, but if you don't [start using analytics] you're going to fall behind. You have to be on the cutting edge. It was [Arizona Coyotes assistant general manager] Darcy Regier who said, 'If you didn't invent it, you have to be the second- or third-best copier, because if you're fourth or fifth you've got no chance.'
— Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock on his interest in advanced statistical analysis